Lunch

Crab Meat Ceviche / Ceviche de Cangrejo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:06

Serves 4

Ingredients :

1 lb lump crab meat, picked over and flaked
20 snow peas or Chinese peas, cooked until crisp tender, cut into thin julienne
¼ cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
2 fresh yellow aji, seeded and deveined, cut into thin julienne
8 limes freshly squeezed
Lettuce leaves
12 whole cooked crab claws, to serve with the ceviche (optional)
Salt
Pepper
Green onion, (scallions) green part, finely chopped
Aji limo (small red hot pepper) in slices, for decoration

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Salmon Fillets / Filetes de Salmon

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:01

Serves 4

Ingredients :

4 salmon fillets, without skin
1/3 cup olive oil
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup natural yogurt
3 green onions (scallions) finely chopped, white and green parts
Salt
Pepper
Drops of lemon juice

Preparation:

Place cream cheese with yogurt and green onions in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring. Lower heat and season with salt, pepper and drops of lemon juice. Set aside and keep warm.

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Baked Mussels / Choros Horneados / Mejillones Horneados

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:58

Mussel Stock:
3 dozen mussels washed cleaned and scrubbed
½ medium size onion, halved
1 leek, rinsed and halved
1/3 cup dry white wine
3 tbsp lime juice
2 whole garlic cloves, skinned

Mussel preparation
2 tbsp oil
2 red onions, finely chopped
3 tbsp chopped leek, white part only
2 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp sun dried yellow ají paste
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp turmeric
2 cups mussel stock
2 tbsp bread crumbs
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Chopped parsley
Thyme
Salt

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Mussel Stock:

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Quinoa Paella / Paella de Quinoa

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:55

Serves 6

Ingredients :

½ cup olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 ½ tbsp, dried red ají panca paste
1 ½ tsp paprika
½ cup fresh peas
½ cup fresh fava beans
2 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
4 artichoke hearts, cut into strips
1 red pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and deveined, cut into strips
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
3 ½ oz fresh asparagus, chopped
1 fresh yellow aji (chili) seeded and deveined, cut into strips
3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
2 cups vegetable stock
3 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained

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Smoked Quinoa / Quinua Ahumada

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:52

Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 shallots, chopped
1 teaspoon cilantro
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 pound smoked tofu or yogurt
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup green beans, cut into 2-inch long pieces
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
2 cups cooked quinoa
Salt and pepper

Heat the olive oil in a large pan. Add the shallots, cilantro and cardamom.

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Chickpea Stew / Estofado de Garbanzos

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:49

Serves 4

1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups cooked chickpeas
4 tomatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges
1 small yellow squash, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon allspice
Salt and pepper

In a deep stock pot, saute the onion and garlic in oil until onions turn golden brown. Add the chickpeas, tomato wedges, diced squash, and all the seasonings.

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Fried Yucca Root / Fried Cassava / Yuca Frita

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:43

Serves 10

2 lbs yucca root, peeled and boiled
Salt

Cut the yucca into shapes similar to French fries.

In a deep pot or a deep fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees F. Fry the yucca, in batches, until golden brown and crispy. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Tuna Stuffed Potato/ Causa stuffed with Tuna/ Causa rellena de Atun

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:40

Ingredients :

2 lbs golden potatoes
¼ cup oil
1/2 cup lime juice
Salt
Pepper
1 tbsp ground aji amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili)
1 fresh broiled tuna fish or 2 6-oz cans of tunafish packed in oil seasoned with
lime juice and chopped onions.
½ red onion, diced
2 tomatoes
2 sliced avocados
2 cups mayonnaise
Parsley or cilantro
8 Mediterranean olives
2 hardboiled eggs
Red pepper, thinly sliced for decoration

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Peruvian Tamales Lima Style / Tamales Limenos

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:18

Makes 30 to 40 tamales

2 pounds peeled white corn
1 teaspoon coarse salt
4 garlic cloves, peeled.
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons vinegar
6 sun dried red aji panca (chilies)
2 1/2 pounds boneless pork chops
1/2 pound pork fat
2 cups water
1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds, ground
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, ground
6 egg yolks
1 pound banana leaves (cut in 12-inch X 18-inch pieces)
2 eggs, hard boiled and quartered
2 fresh yellow aji mirasol (chilies), roasted
15 Mediterranean olives, pitted and cut in half
Cooking String

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Quinoa and Butter Beans / Quinua con Pallares

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:21

Serves 4

2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3/4 cup orange juice
2 cups water
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cilantro
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup diced sweet potato (1/2-inch pieces)
1 cup diced butternut squash (1/2-inch pieces)
1 1/2 cups canned butter beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup quinoa

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